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Take one fiery teenage redhead, add a cantankerous octogenarian and you have a recipe for a friendship that transcends generations Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery octogenarian is an explosive mix of sound and fury. Neither woman wants to give ground and they […]



Mabel of the ANZACS Book Page
Posted on: 7th May 2018

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction MABEL OF THE ANZACS Combine a fiery teenager and a cantankerous octogenarian and stir to produce an unlikely friendship for the ages. Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery octogenarian is an explosive mix of sound and fury. Neither woman […]



A Moment In Time Anthology Featuring Crossroads
Posted on: 7th May 2018

A MOMENT IN TIME By: Ryan Armstrong, Mary D. Brooks, M.L. Gardner and Amanda Page Genre: Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy Time: 1917 Place: Athens, Greece Crossroads is the first short featuring Stella and Tessa, the characters that first appeared in my Intertwined Souls Series (Starting with Book 3: Hidden Truths). It’s the summer of 1917 […]



Letters from Liberators — US soldier Elmer Joachim Writes About Dachau Concentration Camp
Posted on: 5th May 2018

Last month I watched the series “Band of Brothers” which was set during WW2. Episode 9 had one of the most powerful scenes I have ever seen in a tv show. The Americans liberate Dachau concentration camp. The US Holocaust Museum has posted Letters from Liberators On May 3, 1945, US soldier Elmer Joachim recorded […]



Book Trailer: Mabel of the ANZACS
Posted on: 28th April 2018

Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery octogenarian is an explosive mix of sound and fury. Neither woman wants to give ground and they are determined to be proven right. For Zoe, actions speak louder than words and Mabel finds a kindred spirit that […]



Victorian Town Honors WW1 Nurses
Posted on: 26th April 2018

From Instagram abcnews_au So many nurses wanted to serve in #WWI that the Army could not take them all, and many volunteered with the Red Cross or British services. We may never know how many women served in this way, but they are not forgotten. More than 100 locals from the small town of Devenish in northern #Victoria raised […]



ANZAC Day 25 April 2018 Lest We Forget
Posted on: 25th April 2018

Today is ANZAC Day 25 April 2018.  ANZAC Day – the day we commemorate the sacrifice and service men and women have given in all theatres of war. We remember their service, we thank them for their sacrifice and we honor them. War should never be the answer but in times of need, men and […]



Book Research: Sydney Hyde Park and the Archibald Fountain
Posted on: 16th April 2018

Today’s trip down the history path was about the Archibald Fountain in Sydney Hyde Park because it plays a part in my new novel – “Mabel of the ANZACS” I’ve lived in Sydney for 50 years and I didn’t know this bit of history. My novel is set in 1948 and I wanted to know […]



Book Research: Sister Alice King – Heroic Nurse of World War 1
Posted on: 16th April 2018

In preparation for my novel “Mabel of the ANZACS” I did a whole lot of research which led me to some very interesting info and people. The diaries of real nurses are incredible to read. One of the diaries belonged to Sister Alice King. “On the night of 22 July 1917 the hospital (aka Casualty […]



Book Research: ANZAC Memorial – Sacrifice and Duty
Posted on: 16th April 2018

The following is from the ANZAC Memorial here in Sydney. It’s a place I have visited often. It’s an emotional place and this statue reminds me of the sacrifice that was rendered. Duty. Honor. Sacrifice. It’s not the glory of war because there is no glory in war but in the sacrifice of those that […]





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The Subtext Virtual Season picks up from where Season 6 Episode 22: A Friend In Need Part 2 left off - Gabrielle finds a way to get Xena back, whole and alive. Featuring Xena Writer Melissa Good and artwork by Lucia Nobrega.

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30 April 2018

Silences by Mayt

Lunacy's Review: One of the more moving hurt/comfort stories I've read in a while, Mayt's latest is a deeply emotional tale with very well-crafted, sophisticated characterizations and a particularly strong showing for the bard. Set just after a battle the two had been fighting in, the tale begins with Xena removing her badly hurt partner from the battlefield so she can minister to Gabrielle's injuries. When the bard finally awakens days later it is to a world of silence and a Xena growing more distant by the minute. Guilt-ridden and convinced Gabrielle would be better off without her, the warrior escorts the unsuspecting bard to the Amazons where her actions will forever change the course of their relationship bringing to the surface the dormant strength within the Amazon Queen and making the stubborn warrior realize just how desperately she needs her bard. Spanning a time period of several months, this story presents a fascinating challenge to the relationship and a treatment of our heroines that is refreshingly different. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

19 April 2018

This week's XIPPY Bard & Fanfic of the Week is split between three awesome bards: XWPFanatic, Tonya Muir and T. Novan - three heavyweights in the Xenaverse bards. Exposure is INCREDIBLE.

Exposure by XWPFanatic, T Muir & T. Novan
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This is a continuing series based on a look behind the scenes of news team. Two people come together - it's hate at first sight. Kelsey is a successful anchor woman ready for big things in the new biz and Harper is a hot shot, harley driving, reporter with alot of flair! Mix them together and you have one of the best teams since Xena and Gabrielle <g> I enjoyed this series from the first episode.

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16 March 2018

It's Caesar's favourite time of the year! It's the Ides of March and what better way to celebrate it than to showcase some art and some fanfic!

March The 16th

This story begins on March 16th, the day after the 4th season cliffhanger "The Ides of March." I can hardly wait to see how they resolve it, and it is definitely one of my favorites. So, I've used my imagination a little and this is how I'd like to see it go . . .

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Tension mounts as Xena and Gabrielle make their way to Athens and a reaction to an unexpected circumstance could separate our two unlikely companions just as their journey has begun.

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Writer: Meredith Finch
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Publication Date: March 2018
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Page Count: 32 Pages

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Tension mounts as Xena and Gabrielle make their way to Athens and a reaction to an unexpected circumstance could separate our two unlikely companions just as their journey has begun.

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Pre-Order Mabel of the Anzacs!
Posted on: 20th May 2018

Take one fiery teenage redhead, add a cantankerous octogenarian and you have a recipe for a friendship that transcends generations Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery octogenarian is an explosive mix of sound and fury. Neither woman wants to give ground and they […]



Mabel of the ANZACS Book Page
Posted on: 7th May 2018

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction MABEL OF THE ANZACS Combine a fiery teenager and a cantankerous octogenarian and stir to produce an unlikely friendship for the ages. Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery octogenarian is an explosive mix of sound and fury. Neither woman […]



A Moment In Time Anthology Featuring Crossroads
Posted on: 7th May 2018

A MOMENT IN TIME By: Ryan Armstrong, Mary D. Brooks, M.L. Gardner and Amanda Page Genre: Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy Time: 1917 Place: Athens, Greece Crossroads is the first short featuring Stella and Tessa, the characters that first appeared in my Intertwined Souls Series (Starting with Book 3: Hidden Truths). It’s the summer of 1917 […]



Letters from Liberators — US soldier Elmer Joachim Writes About Dachau Concentration Camp
Posted on: 5th May 2018

Last month I watched the series “Band of Brothers” which was set during WW2. Episode 9 had one of the most powerful scenes I have ever seen in a tv show. The Americans liberate Dachau concentration camp. The US Holocaust Museum has posted Letters from Liberators On May 3, 1945, US soldier Elmer Joachim recorded […]



Book Trailer: Mabel of the ANZACS
Posted on: 28th April 2018

Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery octogenarian is an explosive mix of sound and fury. Neither woman wants to give ground and they are determined to be proven right. For Zoe, actions speak louder than words and Mabel finds a kindred spirit that […]



Victorian Town Honors WW1 Nurses
Posted on: 26th April 2018

From Instagram abcnews_au So many nurses wanted to serve in #WWI that the Army could not take them all, and many volunteered with the Red Cross or British services. We may never know how many women served in this way, but they are not forgotten. More than 100 locals from the small town of Devenish in northern #Victoria raised […]



ANZAC Day 25 April 2018 Lest We Forget
Posted on: 25th April 2018

Today is ANZAC Day 25 April 2018.  ANZAC Day – the day we commemorate the sacrifice and service men and women have given in all theatres of war. We remember their service, we thank them for their sacrifice and we honor them. War should never be the answer but in times of need, men and […]



Book Research: Sydney Hyde Park and the Archibald Fountain
Posted on: 16th April 2018

Today’s trip down the history path was about the Archibald Fountain in Sydney Hyde Park because it plays a part in my new novel – “Mabel of the ANZACS” I’ve lived in Sydney for 50 years and I didn’t know this bit of history. My novel is set in 1948 and I wanted to know […]



Book Research: Sister Alice King – Heroic Nurse of World War 1
Posted on: 16th April 2018

In preparation for my novel “Mabel of the ANZACS” I did a whole lot of research which led me to some very interesting info and people. The diaries of real nurses are incredible to read. One of the diaries belonged to Sister Alice King. “On the night of 22 July 1917 the hospital (aka Casualty […]



Book Research: ANZAC Memorial – Sacrifice and Duty
Posted on: 16th April 2018

The following is from the ANZAC Memorial here in Sydney. It’s a place I have visited often. It’s an emotional place and this statue reminds me of the sacrifice that was rendered. Duty. Honor. Sacrifice. It’s not the glory of war because there is no glory in war but in the sacrifice of those that […]